Liquid Flux reduces solder-balling defects.

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High-activity, VOC-free Multicore® MF300 is effective on low-solderability surfaces, such as oxidized copper. Non-flammable, halide-free, low-residue flux meets US air-quality legislation and is compatible with most commonly used preservative materials. It passes Bellcore electromigration and J-STD-004 surface insulation resistance tests without cleaning, and IPC-TM-650 copper mirror testing. Flux is suitable for foam or spray application.



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High Activity Voc-Free No-Clean Liquid Flux for Reduced Solder-Balling Defects



Industry, Calif. - October 23, 2003.... Henkel Loctite Corporation has introduced new Loctite® Multicore® MF300, a VOC-free, no-clean liquid flux that is designed to reduce solder balling defects. The high activity flux is highly effective on low solderability surfaces such as oxidized copper.

Non-flammable and halide free, MF300 is a low residue flux that meets U.S. air quality legislation. Multicore MF300 can be used in conjunction with most commonly used surface preservative materials. This resin-free liquid flux passes stringent Bellcore electromigration and J-STD-004 surface insulation resistance tests without cleaning. MF300 also passes IPC-TM-650 copper mirror testing. The flux is suitable for foam or spray application.

For more information on Loctite® Multicore® MF300, (626) 968-6511 or visit the Loctite Web site at www.loctite.com/electronics.

Since 1997, Henkel Loctite Corporation, formerly Loctite Corporation, headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, has been part of the Henkel Group. It operates in markets as diverse as electronics, automotive, aerospace, biomedical and general industry. Henkel is a leader in consumer brands and technologies. The branded business sectors are Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Consumer and Craftsmen Adhesives. Henkel Technologies is the world market leader in Industrial Adhesives and Surface Technologies. The three systems businesses -- Henkel Industrial Adhesives and Sealants, Loctite Engineering Adhesives and Henkel Surface Technologies -- supported by their worldwide presence and strong technology base, are the pillars of Henkel Technologies' success. In Laundry & Home Care and in Cosmetics/Toiletries, Henkel holds a leading position in Europe. "Henkel - A Brand like a Friend": With strong brands and advanced technologies of superior quality and value Henkel makes people's lives easier, better and more beautiful. The company operates in more than 75 countries. In the first six months of 2003, Henkel Group generated sales of 4.7 billion euros and an operating profit (EBIT) of 348 million euros. A total of 48,490 employees work for Henkel on a worldwide basis.

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